Date:    Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Time:    5:00 p.m.

                  200 N. Main Street, City Hall East, Room 1100
                  Los Angeles, CA   90012


I. New Business
A. Introduction of New / Re-elected Boardmembers
           1. Schedule orientation re fiduciary duty / liability

B. City Budget
           1. Update re current developments / report on budget briefing by
           W. Carter (1.3.11)
           2. Update re pension issues
C. 2011 Goalsetting
      1. Regularize meetings / briefings:
           a. LACA management
           b. SEIU / City Coalition of Unions
           c. City Councilmembers and Staff
           d. Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee (JLMBC)
           e. LACA layoff policy committee
       2. Revise bylaws:
           a. Standing committees
           b. Board composition
           c. Special elections
           d. Email voting
       3. Improve communication with membership:
           a. Noontime board meetings
           b. Periodic briefings of membership by SEIU / Coalition
           c. Social media
           d. Digital recordings and website
D. Special Committee Updates
      1. LACA layoff policy committee
      2. Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee (JLMBC)
E. Grievance Updates
      1. Grievance – volunteers (mediation)
      2. Group grievance -- furloughs
F. Treasurer's Report
G. Approval of November Minutes (no December board meeting)

II. Old Business

III. Closed Session
A. Confidential – Individual Grievances Update

All members are welcome to attend the meeting.


As you know, our new MOU includes annual reimbursement for MCLE-related expenses. To ensure that you receive complete and timely reimbursement, we encourage you to follow the instructions contained in the MCLE protocol provided by City Attorney Management. You must complete and submit a reimbursement form in order to receive reimbursement.

You can reimburse expenses related to attending MCLE programs that are accepted by the California State Bar, even if the program takes place in another state. Eligible expenses include the cost of the program, travel, and per diems.

Please be judicious when choosing lodging and which food/drink expenses you submit for reimbursement.

The Board is pleased to announce that LACAA has retained the law firm of MASTAGNI, HOLSTEDT, AMICK, MILLER & JOHNSEN as General Counsel.

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